The UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment

  • science
  • policy
  • Business

The UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment, which will hold its sessions at the UN Headquarters in Nairobi from 8 to 10 March 2019 in the lead up to the Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 4).

Recommendations from the Forum inform the UN Environment Assembly and the UN’s work on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. Panelists and eminent personalities participating in the Forum will have an opportunity to attend the assembly and to contribute to high-level dialogues with Governments and other stakeholders.

Launched at the UN Environment Assembly in December 2017, the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment is a framework designed to catalyze a more dynamic interface between science, policy, business and society. It is designed as an accelerator and incubator of innovation and positive change towards green solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Forum promotes opportunities for green investment, driven by advances in science and technology, empowering policies and innovative financing.

The Forum also promotes strengthening the evolving role of art and citizen science as well as creating the conditions to support and empower green technology startups.

This year’s Global Session of the Forum focuses on the nexus of science, innovation and entrepreneurship for the environment, and covers the following six key streams:

  1. Science for Shaping Green Policies and Market Responses
  2. Foundation for a Global Digital Platform for our Planet
  3. Changing discourse: Smarter, Greener Solutions for Cities
  4. Green Technology Startup Hub
  5. Innovative Solutions on Climate Challenge: Finance, Market and Non-State Actors
  6. Healthy Food for a Sustainable Planet

We welcome your active participation and your contribution to the event. We would appreciate your confirmation by 25 January 2019. Please register your interest to attend the Science Policy Business Forum through the the UNEA website.

For more information, please see the official event page.


United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

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